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This publication aims to promote local climate actions by disseminating information on the announcement by 31 local governments in the Kyushu region of Japan on their commitment to be “Zero Carbon Cities” by 2050. It compiles the background, current situation and challenges, along with domestic and international trends on a net zero carbon society...

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本書は、九州の31の県・市町村(自治体)がゼロカーボンシティ表明に至った 背景、現状、課題などを整理し、国内外の動向を踏まえつつ概観することで、今後の展開の一助となることを目的に作成したものである。九州でゼロカーボン表明を行った自治体は、環境省のイニシティブをきっかけ にしながらも、庁内の内発的な動きから表明に至ったところが多かった。表明後の展開として、ほとんどの自治体が計画策定・改定を通じて施策の 具体化を進めるのと同時に、域内のステークホルダーに向けた意識啓発の 活動を始めていた。 不確実性を包含する2050年を見据えた取り組みを表明自治体が着実に進める上で、実施体制、定量化、ロードマップの作成に課題を抱えていることが明らかとなった。

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Author:
Seiya
Tominaga

 地域で創出された再生可能エネルギーを地域で消費する再生可能エネルギーの地産地消の担い手として、自治体が自ら事業に関与していく「地域電力小売事業」の取組は、近年の再生可能エネルギーや地域分散型エネルギーの導入拡大・電力小売事業の全面自由化などの流れを背景に、各地で拡大してきた。

 自治体が自ら事業に関与している「地域小売電気事業者」は全国で30を超えており、各地の地域特性や課題、事業環境を踏まえた事例が創出されている。反面、自治体が「地域電力小売事業」に取組むうえでの課題も見え始めている。また、今後競争が激しくなることが想定され、その中で事業者として付加価値がある提案を行うことが課題となっている。

 本書では、上記背景を踏まえて、自治体から出資を受けている新電力会社(地域新電力...

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This paper outlines the Talanoa Dialogue and the Global Stocktake, with a view to seeking their mutual implications. In particular, this paper aims: 1) to summarise and provide an overview of the current status of the Talanoa Dialogue and Global Stocktake; 2) to examine the commonality, differences, and linkages between the stocktakes that have...

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The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the latest movement of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), with a focus on the three key Asian carbon markets in Tokyo, China (esp. the pilots) and the Republic of Korea (hereinafter abbreviated as Korea). The key findings are as follows:
- As of 2017, the global share...

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Assuming all thermal power plants currently planned for construction and replacement are put into operation, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants need to operate below 56% and 43%, respectively, of their capacity factor in order to achieve Japan’s electric power sector’s voluntary emissions intensity targets for 2030. However, the voluntary...

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Author:
Katherine Rittenhouse
Peter Sopher
Daniel Francis
Stefano De Clara
Jeff Swartz

This case study covers the experimental Japanese voluntary ETS, the J-Credit System, the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program, the Joint Crediting Mechanism, Commentary on Market Functioning, and Policy Distinction.

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This case study is co-authored by the IGES, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Environmental Defense Fund...

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The focus of disaster risk reduction has changed from response-based approaches to pre-disaster preparedness, mitigation and risk reduction approaches over the course of the last 25 years. However, the progress of this transition in focus has been slowed by a narrow perspective on risk reduction, which is yet to be fully mainstreamed into climate...

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Financial inclusion, which aims to provide appropriate financial services to disadvantaged and economically marginalised segments of society, contributes to both sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

The creation of enabling regulatory frameworks, guidelines and supportive infrastructure by governments is key to the further...